There was a lot of silent commotion in the woods ahead, large crow and small hawk flying in and out, wending their way through the dense branches, one in pursuit of the other - or the other way around? I was surprised that no others joined the lone crow. Usually they raise a ruckus when a predator is around to harrass and drive it away.
Sharp-shinned Hawks are aggressive accipiters, very agile in pursuit of small song birds through dense woods. Crows are not on their diet plan.
|Crow sees the Hawk|
|Crow goes after Hawk|
|Crow and Hawk tussle in the air.|
|The tables turn. Hawk goes after Crow|
|In hot pursuit!|
|The Crow turns tail and flies away.|